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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Honda Drain plug

Hello, Today I purchased a homemade leaf vacuum. It is kind of rough but it appears to work great. I attempted to change the oil but cannot remove the the drain plug. None of my sockets fit! It is somewhere in the 11mm range. Is there a unique tool for it? I believe it is a 6 hp Honda motor 10 or 12 yrs old. Thanks
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 07:28 PM
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Might be 3/8 socket


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Nope!

Tried again this morning. 3/8" socket does not fit over the drain plug. Can someone look at their Honda motor and help me with this? Thanks

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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I give up

I bought a turkey baster in the dollar store today. I guess I will get the old oil out with that! --- Thanks
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Itís got to be a 10mm or a 3/8. I took one off a Honda today, was a 10mm. How old is your machine


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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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A 10 mm box wrench fits over it but with a little effort it rounds off the plug. I am no longer messing with it. --- Thanks
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 11:57 PM
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I sorta thought the Honda method was to invert and drain thru the fill...!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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You may be correct. But this engine has what appears to be a drain plug on either side. Plus it is fastened to the tongue of the trailer. No matter, I've got the baster!
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I don't want to beat this topic to death but I found a fantastic oil change trick on youtube. It requires a shop vac, a length of quarter inch tubing and a couple of 2 liter soda bottles.
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And the Turkey baster will be usefull Thursday...!
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